***A Library for Juana
The World of Sor Juana Ines
by Pat Mora
Illustrated by Beatriz Vidal
Reviewed February 17, 2003.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2002. 38 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (JB INE)
Look for this beautiful picture book in the children’s biography section.
Juana Ines de la Cruz was a precocious child who learned to read at age
3 by following her sister to school. She was born in Mexico in 1648,
at a time when it wasn’t usual to educate girls. The book tells about
her strong desire to learn and to read and how her determination made her
education possible. She ended up becoming a nun and the first great
Latin American poet.
This lovely book beautifully and simply tells Juana Ines’ story.
Perfect for girls in early elementary grades.
Copyright © 2003 Sondra
Eklund. All rights
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